Did Someone Say Dark Academia? - What Actually Is It?

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    R.C. WaldunR.C. Waldun

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    A bonus video about the dark academia aesthetic... and what is it in my eyes.
    Essays and insights:
    medium.com/@rcwaldun

Nazlein Kero
Nazlein Kero

I've always loved ancient Greek history, social studies, english, poetry, the dark side of things, rain and thunder, harry Potter, ink pens, black coffee, reading, classical music, classical jazz, I want to go to Paris or England or Italy, I've tried learning French (and still am) ...ive never known there was an aesthetic for it

Vor 5 Tage
K.R. M.
K.R. M.

Sounds like academic snobism to me.

Vor 6 Tage
Parmeet singh
Parmeet singh

His voice is as Asian as Mexican food is to India

Vor 7 Tage
Shannon Baker
Shannon Baker

You have a great voice. You should definitely go into talk radio.

Vor 11 Tage
Anevay Africa
Anevay Africa

You have such an amazing listening voice. So pleasant to listen to and you would be amazing as a voice over artist, radio host etc. I'm sure you've heard this before (laughing Out Loud). You could talk about eggs and I'd be hooked hehe. Nice.

Vor 12 Tage
Juan do Rego
Juan do Rego

I saw the first second of the video and i subbed, idk why just felt like it

Vor 14 Tage
Troy Perry
Troy Perry

We're living in a modern-dark age.. let's renaissance

Vor 15 Tage
Simon Bélanger-Dulac
Simon Bélanger-Dulac

I didn't even know that i was dark academia. Since i was a kid i was obsessed with classical music, literature and philosophy.

Vor 17 Tage
Bayan Abzakh
Bayan Abzakh

you have a really nice, radio-suitable voice

Vor 18 Tage
Jan Gabriel
Jan Gabriel

Never did I know until now that there is a term for this aesthetic! I love it!

Vor 19 Tage
H1
H1

Ig my dark academia is Math & Physics '.

Vor 19 Tage
Любов до книг
Любов до книг

Thank you for the video! Greetings from Ukraine! ❤️

Vor 20 Tage
softiesara
softiesara

edgy ravenclaws and academic slytherins, change my mind

Vor 21 Tag
Alejandra Miranda
Alejandra Miranda

I love your voice

Vor 25 Tage
MRJ Gamer
MRJ Gamer

I HATE BLAZERS, give me a floor length full body cloak instead. Aside from that I use a number of Dark Academia aesthetics

Vor 27 Tage
Nikita Pedrosa
Nikita Pedrosa

dark academia is just Slytherins and Ravenclaws finding something in common

Vor Monat
TeaMurder
TeaMurder

All I ever wanted is dark academia clothes... why won't my mom buy me one :(

Vor Monat
Cara Fraser
Cara Fraser

I literally got an ad about a famous writer in a library, talking about how to write a good story._.

Vor Monat
anOrnithologist
anOrnithologist

When I was young, the word we used for this was "poser"

Vor Monat
A Mc
A Mc

The potential problem you touched on by exclusively “adhering to the aesthetics” of this anachronistic style is continuing to limit the sources of books and music to mostly the work of dead white men. The benefit of coming into this style in our current time is having access to critics and authors who have helped identify the flaws in many old ways of thinking, and retaining our sense of social progress while reflecting on the pain or privilege of those who lived in the times we emulate (but are destined to distort).

Vor Monat
Lestat de Lioncourt
Lestat de Lioncourt

It's basically a Hogwarts aesthetic.

Vor Monat
Krisha Gohil
Krisha Gohil

When he snapped his fingers I lost a breath. Why can't every guy dress this way? T~T

Vor Monat
Ananth
Ananth

The only ancient Greek book I have is Percy Jackson's whole collection. But hey I've got some old books and my pfp and wallpaper is dark so.... Lol

Vor Monat
Aryan
Aryan

jesus christ

Vor Monat
Alexa T
Alexa T

Find yourself in the asethetic instead of forcing 'a new self' into the asethetic.

Vor Monat
Enma Rod
Enma Rod

Feeding the algorithm

Vor Monat
ׁ
ׁ

For crying out loud, people. Please don't call goths "emos." Emos are poetic but very modern youngsters with bright-colored bangs. Goths are the ones whose culture was mostly inspired by dark classical art. Hence the name. It's like comparing Nightwish with Paramore. They're both great, but very different. Every time someone writes that Dark Academia is about highly-educated "emos" any reader actually educated in the basics of counter-culture cringes like hell. 😅

Vor Monat
Payel Paul
Payel Paul

"Dark academia is young people trying to dress like old people" YES THAT'S ME!

Vor Monat
Aesha S
Aesha S

i close my eyes and i feel like lm listening to a brightside video XD

Vor Monat
Rey Angelo Gaquit
Rey Angelo Gaquit

Any other Suggestions for books about Dark Academia?

Vor Monat
Danny
Danny

There's no books 'about' dark academia, but there are books that revolves around the aesthetic

Vor 22 Tage
Cherry Deluxe
Cherry Deluxe

This is the most concise video I've seen yet on Dark Academia. It's such a vague concept when you start to dig at the aesthetic top-layer, but you did a great job of going past the aesthetic and getting to the core of what it's about :)

Vor Monat
Sofie Stef
Sofie Stef

Till today I thought dark academia was an Anime ahwha

Vor Monat
chaicoffee
chaicoffee

Are classical musics and renaissance arts a part of this thingy? Cus i'm literally a SLUT for those. Just curious

Vor Monat
Danny
Danny

Yes, definitely

Vor 22 Tage
Akaashi Keiji
Akaashi Keiji

I don't know if this is weird or not but I like your voice 👍

Vor 2 Monate
Ayla
Ayla

helped a lot totally worth watching it thank you sm!

Vor 2 Monate
Shop Foxburrow
Shop Foxburrow

Huh. Excited about 5k subs. That aged funny. I fell in love with the oedipus cycle in 10th grade too. I should reread it

Vor 2 Monate
Von Mamou
Von Mamou

It has gotten me into books and It was a phase but my love for books is still here.

Vor 2 Monate
Eliézer da Cunha Rodrigues
Eliézer da Cunha Rodrigues

youre so cute stop it i might fall in love.

Vor 2 Monate
hahahahaa hahahahahaa
hahahahaa hahahahahaa

Hey. Is 13 TOO YOUNG to be a dark academia?

Vor 2 Monate
Danny
Danny

There's no age limit for aesthetics,just do what your heart desires

Vor 22 Tage
Rosnee B
Rosnee B

okayy 5 thousands subscribers, you have now 180k subs

Vor 2 Monate
Dark Academia
Dark Academia

Respect to you that you speak the truth and are so clever!

Vor 2 Monate
ATHINA KARAMANLI
ATHINA KARAMANLI

dude i dress like that and i like reading and all of that but i'm also 100% greek like whaaat.

Vor 2 Monate
Atalya De Leon
Atalya De Leon

Thank you for making this video 😍

Vor 2 Monate
Chiara Tringali
Chiara Tringali

Hi sir, your voice is great ^^

Vor 2 Monate
Kanta Mondal
Kanta Mondal

dark academia style is Ravenclaw tie

Vor 2 Monate
Jeanne Lacaille
Jeanne Lacaille

did he really said 5 thousand ????? what the heck happened I am shook

Vor 2 Monate
Lil Winchester
Lil Winchester

So it is suddenly in to read classics? Damn that's ten years to late! Now I am 30.. I needed that to be cool while I was in school!

Vor 2 Monate
Giovana Eloah Augusto Assumção
Giovana Eloah Augusto Assumção

I found out that the kind of thing I like has a name ... I love it, it will become my "thing"

Vor 2 Monate
Aspen Virgo
Aspen Virgo

Dark Academia ? Dead poets society.

Vor 2 Monate
Liam Magee
Liam Magee

Dark academia is a culture

Vor 2 Monate
deeksha gupta
deeksha gupta

The way he says "academia" is complete opposite of the vibe that dark academia give me

Vor 2 Monate
King Max
King Max

I had clicked the subscription without you saying it at the moment you piqued my inner thoughts about the aesthetics. If you write a book, please tell me I'd love to buy and read 'em, I'll surely love it. Trivia : this video is from my recommendations. YouTube got the right thing.

Vor 2 Monate
Joyoon Min
Joyoon Min

You look like a cuter version of Harry Potter.

Vor 2 Monate
Suhani
Suhani

Am I the only one who has no idea what the person and comments are saying and just ended up here randomly after hearing the words "dark academia" somewhere? Yes? Oh ok

Vor 2 Monate
Iro K.
Iro K.

Im a greek hehe and the reference of ancient greek touched me :')

Vor 2 Monate
M
M

you are very cute and have a very nice voice to listen to :)

Vor 2 Monate
James Brincefield
James Brincefield

This is just how we used to dress before everything became labeled as some kind of stupid aesthetic.

Vor 2 Monate
Safa Shaikh
Safa Shaikh

What is the white fountain pen in thumbnail

Vor 2 Monate
anja bozic
anja bozic

Lmao i really like reading books but im a fricking serbian so not everything is that dark historic vibe. It does have some nice ruins tho-

Vor 2 Monate
Naieema Mahabub
Naieema Mahabub

please put sum chapstick on dude

Vor 2 Monate
Benjamin Havkin
Benjamin Havkin

Here I was reading 18th century economics and listening to classical music with tea as always, "dark academics music" came on, SO GOOD, I was confused what the he'll they ment though, so, good video, thanks for explaining

Vor 3 Monate
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is that even ur voice

Vor 3 Monate
brie
brie

dark academia is just being an aesthetic nerd but more pretentious

Vor 3 Monate
Suhani
Suhani

@brie issok

Vor 2 Monate
brie
brie

I like dark academia btw so don't attack me 😭

Vor 3 Monate
Eva Carmen
Eva Carmen

i found dark academia and then thought 'oh my god i love it :0'

Vor 3 Monate
JuNita Jackson
JuNita Jackson

The finger snap was awesome

Vor 3 Monate
Sabrina DAID
Sabrina DAID

I just love your voice

Vor 3 Monate
Orlando Gasper
Orlando Gasper

this is what i've been waiting for dressing like a grandpa and speaking latin

Vor 3 Monate
Lucisia _
Lucisia _

used to make fun of a friend for being a (light academia) grandma (she knits and like soft feminine clothing with pastel earthy colors). Jokes on me, I'm now a dark academia grandpa (I also knit now, and journal).

Vor 3 Monate
Deathbringer
Deathbringer

My aesthetic is "Modern Academia" as I like to call it. It's basically Dark Academia combined with a modern/city life aesthetic. I'm in love with it

Vor 3 Monate
Saxena M
Saxena M

Start a podcast

Vor 3 Monate
Poorani Kannan
Poorani Kannan

Agreed

Vor 3 Monate
Haunted M0use
Haunted M0use

I go to a British private school in the countryside that looks like a castle, am I cool enough yet 😀

Vor 3 Monate
David Galvan
David Galvan

Yes

Vor 3 Monate
AXE - TRID
AXE - TRID

I don't even need to watch the whole video, I just read the comment section and I understood what dark academia means

Vor 3 Monate
Vibe Rater
Vibe Rater

My lord your voice is SOO satisfying ever thought of voice acting/narration

Vor 3 Monate
Shina Omisanya
Shina Omisanya

Soooo...Mr. Feeny?

Vor 3 Monate
Holiday
Holiday

I've been actually trying to redo my room for awhile and dark academia seems to fit what I've been trying to do. It's nice cause I have more of a guideline now, for the style.

Vor 3 Monate
Holiday
Holiday

I just subscribed because I like listening to your voice.

Vor 3 Monate
Bruna Naian MLG
Bruna Naian MLG

i totally agree with you

Vor 3 Monate
Khaoula Fellah
Khaoula Fellah

So I was a dark academia before I knew about it. SUPER COOL!!!

Vor 3 Monate
maria cecília
maria cecília

yes , my mom calls me old because of that

Vor 3 Monate
Katrina Ysabella
Katrina Ysabella

Please tell me you have a podcast, sir. You could just be reading books or talking about stuff.

Vor 3 Monate
Annie Meridian
Annie Meridian

I fell in love with Keats when I was in 7th grade.And the classic dress code is my all time favorite. I remember when I was in middle school everyone was wearing jeans hoodies and polo shirts but I was wearing shirts, black skirts, and knitted sweaters...I don’t even know when it started.

Vor 3 Monate
Wyatt Fuerth
Wyatt Fuerth

Everyone is talking about gays and dark academia but is it ok for me to want a girl wearing preppy cloths to read books with me?

Vor 3 Monate
Wyatt Fuerth
Wyatt Fuerth

Do I have to be a genius or can I just like books while wearing preppy clothes?

Vor 3 Monate
MatRat 66
MatRat 66

I use dark academia and the academia aesthetic to further and deep my love and learning and knowledge. I mean I get to be dripped out and learn about different subjects and practices. A win win situation for me

Vor 3 Monate
Joan
Joan

I bet $20 you are not wearing pants.

Vor 3 Monate
Abhishree J Kumar
Abhishree J Kumar

5000 subscribers. Look at you now! 😁

Vor 3 Monate
Abby S. Hancock
Abby S. Hancock

I feel like, while it is nice to have the defined aesthetics to have a starting point or to help find certain clothing, decor, etc. It is best to find your aesthetic. What is it that YOU like to wear. What is YOUR style. Make a Pinterest and just start pinning things. And maybe you will find that it is a majority dark academia. But I bet it will be unique in its own way. Personally I am on the lighter side of academia (between light and classic although at times my outfits are darker) but I also really like nature and have a love of astronomy and science. I enjoy some color in the spring and summer. So while I love learning and reading and academia is closest to what I like by no means do I let it define me. I have just used it to help me begin to define myself. So yes use different aesthetics and try them out on your journey of self discovery but don't get too stuck in trying to fit perfectly within it. Just do, think, wear, etc what makes YOU happy. And so on... :)

Vor 3 Monate
Hannah McDougall
Hannah McDougall

i never really looked into what 'dark academia' actually meant, but hearing the term made me think about what it could mean, not aesthetically. to me it romanticizes the outcasting of oneself from current reality and the desire to connect with other artists and writers, who maybe desired to escape their own realities through their ideas. the coffee shop emo as you said in one of your videos. something comforting about going into this long nostalgic timeline of thoughts and ideas, losing and forgetting your self into another paradigm of thought and feeling to be accessed intellectually. it is comforting to be in the company of others that desire to lose themselves in the clouds of thoughts and ideas. getting away from the self, into something else. to me that is the darkness of dark academia, the darkness of dread, anxiety, and existentialism transformed into a beautiful expression of language, so that it can be shared. the comfort of a cold dark library offers a romantic escape, a way to plunge into the darkness with a new light.

Vor 3 Monate
Anna Mouse
Anna Mouse

I just want to unlock my nice elderly librarian lady self that's it

Vor 3 Monate
H Malik
H Malik

Love you dude The positivity I get from listening to you is what I need to get through tough days~

Vor 3 Monate
N N
N N

i wish i could be "dark academia" but i'm just "dumb academia" 😅

Vor 3 Monate
Andrew Criswell
Andrew Criswell

I taught the dismal science darkly.

Vor 3 Monate
Krishi Mehta
Krishi Mehta

CHAOTIC ACADEMIA?!!!!!! do one video on chaotic academia

Vor 3 Monate
Yamilet J Quinn
Yamilet J Quinn

You pulled out the book the secret history as I’m listening to classical music song called the secret history and gave it a heart on Spotify lol

Vor 3 Monate
Karlo Auguštanec
Karlo Auguštanec

I remember watching you a couple of months ago and thought you were quite famous in this community of people, but then you've said you got 5k subs, and that was 8 months ago. Bruh, 150k subs in 8 months. You go! Cheers!

Vor 3 Monate
Camila Miller
Camila Miller

you should read Edgar Alan Poe or Sonnet 27 by Shakespeare uwu (its very good)

Vor 3 Monate
Mateus Miranda
Mateus Miranda

Man, I'm a 21 years old guy from Brazil 🇧🇷 And I've got to say that I'm in love with your channel! Your videos are really good... I'm learning through your video's content! Please don't stop, keep going

Vor 3 Monate
Tova Bodin Hodder
Tova Bodin Hodder

I have a question, if I have most interesses that dark academia is famous for but I hate one, for example writing poetry, can I just skip it or is it a crucial part?

Vor 4 Monate
Anxious Amy
Anxious Amy

You can of course skip it, you don’t need to write poetry to be considered a dark academic. If it doesn’t interest you, don’t do it!

Vor 3 Monate
Light Death
Light Death

I’m new here, but I must say that I’m totally conquered by his voice!

Vor 4 Monate

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